Category: WEAAD Blog

  • Diversidad e Inclusión (Spanish)

    Cuando me puse a revisar los resultados de investigaciones referentes al abuso contra las personas de la tercera edad y su relación con la raza y el género de la persona, me puso triste ver que las tasas de maltrato son más altas hacia las minorías raciales y las mujeres.

  • Develop Prevention

    I’m hopeful because I believe we can prevent elder abuse and neglect. So what’s it going to take? Can we really prevent abuse and neglect? What if each of us behaves just a little bit differently and prevents one older adult from being abused each year?

  • Victim Services

    For survivors of financial exploitation, neglect, physical, and sexual abuse, success is often “achieved” if the victim is removed from an abusive situation or if there is a prosecution. However, there are countless survivors, who this never happens for and who are not given access to services to help them recover from the trauma, loss, and general aftermath of such a life altering event.

  • A Conversation with Frank, Elder Consumer and Elder Justice Advocate

    The NCEA collaborated with Frank, an elder consumer and member of the NCEA Advisory Board, about his experience with the”grandparent scam” and how he became involved with the NCEA to help promote the theme of “Elder Voices.”. He shared how elder justice professionals can better incorporate the insight of elders in their efforts.

  • Expanding Knowledge Q & A

    Why is support of research important to the field of elder abuse? Would not scarce available resources be better spent on programs and services to address this problem?

  • Long-Term Care

    Statistics show that more than 70% of individuals over age 65 living in the U.S. will need long-term services and supports at some point in their lives. An increasing number struggle with dementia, about 50% of nursing home residents, and a growing number of assisted living and community care recipients.

  • Caregiving Issues

    There is general consensus that unpaid and paid caregivers are often the abusers of older, disabled adults whether in the home or in facilities. There are many reasons for this: inadequate screening, lack of training, few supportive services or adequate supervision to name just a few.

  • Multidisciplinary Approaches​

    Yes, the complexity of the elder abuse epidemic requires specialized knowledge and adeptness. But to provide true person-centered care to elder abuse victims and their concerned others, we need to collectivize and coordinate our individual perspectives and skills. Together we can make the life of each victim significantly better.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    When I started to look at the research about elder abuse and race and gender, I was saddened to see that the rates of mistreatment are higher for racial minorities and women.

  • Building Awareness About Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

    Research shows that we have strong feelings about our elders: Love, loyalty, impatience, admiration, guilt, anger, and fear. The problem is that our public awareness efforts have not tapped into these feelings.



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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.